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Nov 19, 2012 8:00pm PST
in homes that could not afford to buy food. let's bring in joel berg, author of "all-you-can-eat: how hungry is america." welcome. >> thank you. >> eliot: give us a magnitude of the problem. >> 50 million americans including nearly 17 million children live in households that cannot afford enough food. now they're not starving to death like somalia or north korea because we do have a federal assistance safety net but they're choosing between food and medicine, choosing between food and rent, and in the wealthiest history of the nation wealthiest nation in the history of the world they don't have enough food for their entire sustenance for the year. >> eliot: this is what people find staggering. we appreciate the wealth of this nation. we see the excesses. but we think virtually everybody can get the food they need. we don't appreciate there is a vast percentage of americans who simply cannot put food on the table. >> since you mentioned mr. smith goes to washington in a previous segment, i will say that americans are brought up on the frank capra-esque smith. that the mean banker
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